Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco reportedly underwent offseason surgery

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Before the NFL Draft in Kansas City, the league shared a video of players reading scouting reports about themselves that were less than flattering.

Chiefs running back Isiah Pacheco was among the players chosen for the video, and a few eagle-eye fans noted something peculiar. Pacheco appeared to have a cast on his left hand.

A new story may offer an answer to why Pacheco was in a cast.

Kristian Dyer of Rutgers Wire reported that Pacheco played in Super Bowl LVII with a broken bone in his hand (in addition to a torn labrum in an unspecified area). That story says the broken bone is located between the wrist and thumb, which would make sense for the cast in the photo above.

A week after the Chiefs defeated the Eagles 38-35, Pacheco had surgery performed by Dr. Mike Guss to repair the broken bone, Dyer reported.

The Chiefs didn’t have anyone on their final Super Bowl LVII injury report, but Dyer said Pacheco’s broke bone happened during the AFC Championship Game victory over the Cincinnati Bengals.

“Pacheco also played much of the season with a torn labrum that required surgery two weeks after the Super Bowl,” Dyer wrote. “This surgery was performed by Dr. David Altchek of the Hospital for Special Surgery in New York City.”